Lake Ontario

WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
May 13, 2017 - 4:00 am
OLCOTT, N.Y. (WBEN) - WBEN spoke with a few people who live near the Lake Ontario shoreline to get an idea as to how the flooding affected their homes. Carol Ralacki "(The flooding) happened within a couple of days," she said. "It's the highest the water has ever been. My whole garage and...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
May 12, 2017 - 3:02 pm
OLCOTT, N.Y. (WBEN) - New York State set up "mobile command centers" in areas along the Lake Ontario shoreline as a result of the rising flood levels which already affected several residents and communities. Those mobile command centers are providing guidance for individual residents and one of the...
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Photo: Chris Breads
May 11, 2017 - 6:07 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has four-person field teams ready to respond to the high water levels along the shores of Lake Ontario. The teams consist of hydraulic and hydrology engineers, geotechnical engineers, coastal engineers, and operation and technical service...
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May 06, 2017 - 6:48 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - With temperatures more suited for March, high Lake Ontario water levels and a forecast that includes snow for Sunday, Mother Nature is haunting the region with an early May weather pattern we'd just as soon like to forget. More rain will fall across an already soggy region...
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Photo Courtesy Ernst Lake Breeze Marina
Dave Debo
May 04, 2017 - 5:31 am
(WBEN) Flooding is possible in the low-lying areas of Niagara and Orleans County along Lake Ontario Friday, according to the National Weather Service, (Read the complete bulletin below) and at the marinas nearby fears of fewer customers this season are rising as fast as the lake levels. "There are...
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Sodus Point, N.Y. (WBEN/AP) - Four months after an international body approved a new plan for regulating Lake Ontario's water level, property owners who had claimed the rules favored muskrat lodges over lakeside homes are piling sandbags against just the kind of floodwaters they had feared...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
Mike Baggerman
May 03, 2017 - 6:57 pm
LAKE ONTARIO (WBEN) - What is causing the flooding along the southern Lake Ontario shoreline? Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for counties along the Lake Ontario shoreline as a result of the flooding and attributed some of the issues to "extreme weather". "Long term, we're going...
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WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman
May 02, 2017 - 5:06 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a State of Emergency for communities impacted by Lake Ontario Flooding. The state of emergency was called to expedite repair to impacted structures and construction of shoreline stabilization projects. Local counties include Niagara, Orleans, and...
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April 29, 2017 - 6:37 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The alarming high water level along the southern shoreline of Lake Ontario will be of particular concern Sunday as gusty northeast winds are forecast to churn things up. Forecasters are warning of waves from six to seven feet with the winds and have issues a Lakeshore Flood...
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